Dirt and Worms Pudding Pie

Dirt and Worms is a classic Halloween dessert — this dirt and worms pie is even more fun! 
Dirt and Worms Pie - a great Halloween dessert!

One of my favorite Halloween treats my mom made growing up was dirt and worms. I always loved the delicious pudding, oreo crumbs, and gummy worms, even if it wasn’t the healthiest treat around. My mom usually would make it in a 9×13 glass baking dish, and I’ve seen plenty of people make individual sized dirt and worm desserts using plastic cups.

I thought it would be fun to make it into more of a pudding pie, using homemade pudding! TruMoo asked me to create a fun, family-friendly Halloween dessert using their limited edition TruMoo Orange Scream milk. It’s basically orange creamsicle flavor, and it turned out to be a great based for a simple, delicious pudding recipe. pie-shake-and-dirt-and-worms-15

Even though Jack couldn’t have more than a couple tastes of it, he sure enjoyed helping me make it! pie-shake-and-dirt-and-worms-17 The orange color of the TruMoo milk made this dirt and worm pudding pie look even more Halloween-ish. When Forrest ran to the store to buy some of the ingredients I needed, he thought that Oreo pie crusts would be great for both the bottom crust of the pie, as well as for the topping. I think it turned out great!

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Dirt and Worms Pudding Pie

Author Katie Clark

Ingredients

  • *Pudding Recipe*
  • 2 1/4 Cups TruMoo Orange Scream Milk or chocolate milk if you can't find this
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter room temperature and cut into small pieces
  • *Rest of the Pie*
  • 1/2 cup cool whip
  • About 10-15 gummy worms
  • Two Oreo pie crusts

Instructions

  1. Place sugar, corn starch, and salt into a medium-sized sauce pan. Whisk until mixed well.
  2. Pour in the milk. Stir again until clumps dissolve
  3. Place on a stove top, and turn the heat to medium-heat. For about 10-15 minutes, occasionally stir the mixture until it starts to thicken (not super thick, but enough that it doesn't look or feel soupy)
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter - mix until dissolved.
  5. Pour into a container. Lightly press plastic wrap onto the top of the pudding so a film doesn't appear.
  6. Put in the refrigerator for about two hours, or until it reaches the desired thickness.
  7. After two or three hours, remove from refrigerator and fold in 1/2 cup cool whip.
  8. Open one of the Oreo pie crusts, and pour the pudding into it evenly.
  9. Crumble the other Oreo pie crust over the top of the pudding. Then, place the worms throughout.
  10. Refrigerate when not eating, and enjoy!

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